Alumni Relations

Dear Alumnus,

Alumni Relations had planned a most exciting and informative range of activities for 2020 and started to action this programme of alumni activities in February. Unfortunately we had to place everything on hold in March - so only managed to see a few of our alumni at the Durban Alumni Association AGM in February and then at the two Cape Town events (an afternoon tea and a dinner at the Cape Grace Hotel) in March. The programme planned for 2020 will be amended and hopefully we will be able to proceed with our amended 2020 plans in 2021.

We have however still interacted with thousands of graduates through emails, written and telephonic communication as well as via various social media platforms and numerous webinars.

The country specific Facebook pages for alumni based in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Lesotho are active. Please let us know if you would like to join these Facebook groups.  There has also been considerable interest in the main Facebook page for all alumni - please do not forget to like us!

Communication via the websiteFacebookTwitter and SMS has increased and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN events and issues. The alumni Linkedin page has been closed, you can now join us on the UKZN Linkedin page. In order to invite alumni to the planned events and to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile telephone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University in recent months to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via a quick email to or the website.

We look forward to interacting with you and hopefully seeing you at some of the events in the New Year.

With our very best wishes, 
The Alumni Relations Team. 


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UKZN Extended Learning Webinars - May 2021

May Programme Insight Webinars

UKZN Extended Learning offers a variety of courses, and to assist you in carefully deciding which is best for you, we will be offering teaser webinars in 2021. These webinars aim to provide insights into what you can expect from the courses.


We are also launching a special offer for you, where our webinars will now present an opportunity to receive a discount on the course aligned with that webinar. After the webinar, if you decide to progress to the full course, you will receive a 20% discount* on the course fee in 2021!

*Limited numbers, T’s and C’s apply


Webinar 1:

Title: Financial Service Delivery to Municipalities: Simplicity is a Virtue

Facilitated by: Professor Mogie Subban, UKZN

Date: Tuesday, 4th May 2021

Time: 14h00 – 16h00

Price: R150

Please see invitation for more information.

Webinar 2:

Title: Case Law Update: What’s New in Labour Law?

Facilitated by: Nicci Whitear-Nel

Date: Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Time: 10h00 – 12h00

Price: 150
Please see invitation for more information.


Webinar 3:

Title: The Covid-19 Pandemic and Implications for Health and Safety

Facilitated by: Professor Theo Haupt

Date: Thursday, 13th May 2021

Time: 14h00 – 16h00

Price: R150

Please see invitation for more information.


Register here.   




UKZN College of Law and Management Studies Webinar: Management and Entrepreneurship – Tuesday, 11 May 2021

You are cordially invited to a free webinar on Management and Entrepreneurship hosted by the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance. The discussion will examine the concepts of Management and Entrepreneurship and provide a better understanding of what these concepts mean today.


· Professor Dan Remenyi, Director: Academic Conferences International and Academic Bookshop.

· Dr David Sarpong, reader in Strategic Management, and Head of the Brunel University Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business (SEIB) Research Group.

· Professor Rose Boohene, Associate Professor of Enterprise Development at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast.

· Professor Vannie Naidoo, Associate Professor and researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in the College of Law and Management Studies.


· Dr Thea van der Westhuizen, Academic Leader of Management and Entrepreneurship at UKZN and South African Chairperson of EDHE CoP for Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching.

 Time: 11H30 -13H00 (SAST)

 Please see invitation for more information.

RSVP here.

Enquiries only – Dr Thea van der Westhuizen:

UKZN Alumni Umngazi Wild Coast Weekend Getaway!!! 26 – 28 November 2021

Price: R5500 per couple for 2 nights (Rate includes accommodation, meals, teas and certain activities)

Trip destination: Umngazi Hotel and Spa, Port St Johns, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape


- A deposit of R1000 per couple secures your booking.

- Bookings are per couple sharing a room.

- Payments can be spread over the coming months with the final payment due on 31 October 2021.

- Cancellations: refunds will only be processed if a suitable replacement can be found.

RSVP: to reserve your space, please email  or

Spaces are limited so early bookings are advised

Please see invitation here. 



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